Coronavirus Death Toll Now 361, Total Number Of Cases Over 16,000

Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Reach 361 With Over 16,000 Confirmed Cases

CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL – The outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus has continued to plague China over the weekend.

Coronavirus Death Toll Now 361, Total Number Of Cases Over 16,000
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In just over a little over two days, the death toll for the new coronavirus that started in Wuhan, China had reached 361. Meanwhile, at least 16,600 cases of the virus had been confirmed.

According to an article from CNN, health authorities from China said 9,618 patients have been hospitalized. Moreover, 478 of these patients are under critical conditions.

The Hubei Health authorities had recently reported that 56 people died of the coronavirus on Sunday alone. In addition, 2,103 new cases of the virus have been confirmed in Hubei.

Meanwhile, more and more countries have had confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus. In the United States, there are now 9 cases of the novel coronavirus.

As per the article, there were four cases from California and 1 case of the virus each from Arizona, Massachusetts, and Washington. In addition, there were also 2 cases in Illinois.

Following this, the Philippines had already confirmed the first death from the Wuhan coronavirus outside of China.

According to the Department of Health, a 44-year-old man from Wuhan in the central Hubei province died after developing severe pneumonia.

The man had died at San Lazaro Hospital in Santa Cruz, Manila on Saturday. This was the first death out of at least 130 cases across two dozen countries and regions outside of China.

Both of the patients arrived in the Philippines via Hong Kong on January 21. Because of this, the Philippines had imposed a travel ban for individuals directly coming from China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Exempted from the ban are Filipinos and Philippine permanent resident visa holders. However, those who come from visits to the aforementioned places are required to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

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